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Title:  Technical Architecture Manager (Cloud Architect, Data Center Facility Architect, Database Architect)

Job ID:  75524
Country:  Philippines
City:  Taguig City
Professional area:  Information Technology
Contract type:  Permanent
Professional level:  Experienced

Taguig City, 00, PH, 1630


We’re JTI, Japan Tobacco International, and we believe in freedom

We think that the possibilities are limitless when you’re free to choose. We’ve spent the last 20 years innovating and creating new and better products for our consumers to choose from. It’s how we’ve grown to be present in 130 countries, and how we’ve grown from 40 to 4,000+ employees in the Philippines since 2009.


But our business isn’t just business, our business is our people. Their talent. Their potential. We believe that when they’re free to be themselves, to grow, travel and develop, amazing things can happen for our business. That’s why our employees, from around the world, choose to be a part of JTI. It’s why 9 out of 10 would recommend us to a friend, and why we’ve been recognized as INVESTORS IN PEOPLE in the Philippines


It’s the perfect moment for you to #JoinTheIdea. We’re opening our Global Business Service center in the heart of BGC Manila and looking for more than 300 bright minds to join a global multinational with an exciting start-up vibe.




Data Center Technical Architect Manager


The Data Center Technical Architecture function is responsible for defining the evolution of JTI Data Center technical infrastructure, including servers, storage & backup, operating systems and databases, disaster recovery and high availability solutions, tailored for a global centralized organization, 24x7 operations, in the most cost efficient and strategic manner. 


As the Database Technical Architect Manager  you will design, deliver and optimize technical infrastructure solutions to support various applications running in Global Data Center and other Data Centers (Market / Factories / Origins), with primary focus on database and related technologies. This role requires development and maintenance of a close partnership with the internal IT organization, in particular with the DC Service Delivery and Technical Integration functions, as well as related services providers.


What will you do?


1) Datacenter Technical Architecture (with primary focus on database and related technologies):

  • Understand business needs and requirements to translate them into adequate, standard and integrated infrastructure components, ensuring overall integration and consistency of the infrastructure (database (SAP, Siebel, etc.), storage, servers, disaster recovery and high availability)
  • Continuously re-assess the existing infrastructure; proactively identify risks, issues or critical factors that might impact the business
  • Data Center solutions design review and validation: sizing, performance, scalability, reliability and availability
  • Provide technical strategic directions to management regarding selection, design and TCO analysis of datacenter infrastructure solutions

2) Disaster protection and recovery: 

  • Ensure that the appropriate level of service fault tolerance is implemented, as defined by and agreed with application owners
  • Ensure that backup technologies, strategies and procedures are implemented to allow recovery in line with business requirements

3) New products / technologies evaluation:  

  • Evaluate the potential business impact of new information technology products and services and make recommendations to IT management regarding suitable implementation via agreed or new strategies
  • Manage their implementation
  • Stay abreast of evolving technology and keeps management aware of new trends and technology and how it could be incorporated as part of the global technical architecture strategy

4) Standards:

  • Define and validate worldwide-base technology standards for database related technologies, as well as High Availability / Disaster Recovery solutions, together with DCO

5) Change management and operations

  • Validate and approve technical changes
  • Manage projects in relevant scope and coordinate with other teams as necessary
  • Lead technical aspects of projects implementation. Ensure that related infrastructure costs are correctly identified and budgeted
  • Participate in the development and implementation of Service Level Agreements with data center infrastructure users and partners to ensure an appropriate level of Service availabilit

6) Technology Vendor Relationship:

  • Interface with key vendors, sustain relationships

7) Support for operational teams:

  • In case of complex and high priority issues provide expertise to operational teams in performance analysis, troubleshooting and optimization for database platforms
  • Guide and support database teams related to technical operations
  • Manage dedicated Siebel DBAs as well as external consultants


Who are we looking for:


  • University degree or equivalent, preferably in the IT area                                            
  • Minimum 5 years designing and managing business critical systems, including enterprise database solutions based on Microsoft SQL Server
  • Solid IT technical background (Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert or equivalent work experience)
  • Specific technologies: Database (Microsoft); Microsoft operating systems; virtualization
  • Systems management and operations; high availability and disaster recovery; storage management; programming basics
  • Large scale project and change management
  • Experience working in an outsourced environment  is a plus
  • Fluent English


Whats's in it for you?


  • Be covered with medical insurance upon hiring, with dependent coverage and medicine allowance
  • Receive cash allowances such as meal and transport allowance
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Have access to over 200 company training
  • Be part of a truly international and diverse company with over 40,000 employees in 130 countries.
  • Experience the culture of an Investors in People certified company
  • Find out why 9 out of 10 employees recommend us to a friend.
  • Understand why 9 out of 10 employees say they feel free to be themselves.


What are the next steps?


Thank you very much for applying!

We will make sure to give you feedback 2 weeks after the application deadline. 



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